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Friday Flashback: 'Gossip Girl' Edition

Oct/05/2012 at 05:30 PM ET

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The countdown is on: There are only three more days until the sixth and final season of Gossip Girl kicks off. And we care about one thing and one thing only: what S and B will be wearing.

In anticipation of the season premiere, we decided to take a trip down memory lane and find the looks the two leading ladies wore for the series premiere five years ago.

The very first glimpse we got of Serena van der Woodsen was when she arrived at Grand Central Terminal, returning to the city after having disappeared to boarding school (left).

Her debut look consisted of a light-brown leather jacket, a nautical striped top and dark denim. It was rather covered-up and simple compared to the high-fashion, mixed-print and downright sexy ensembles that came to be Serena’s calling card. Also of note: her hair. Gorgeous, but it’s definitely gotten shinier and more voluminous as the seasons have gone on.

And of course, we couldn’t forget about Blair Waldorf’s first outfit on the show: it was the black lace-and-sheer babydoll dress she was wearing when she found out her long-lost BFF was back in town. (Watch the below clip if you need a refresher.) The ethereal mini (designed by her TV mother, Eleanor) was finished off with what would become Queen B’s signature accessory: a headband. Six seasons later, B occasionally dons headbands, but she pairs them with getups that are far more ladies-who-lunch.

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Chic Clicks: Leighton Meester's Next Hairdo, Lady Gaga Wears Meat Again

Sep/21/2012 at 01:30 PM ET

Leighton Meester ShoesJustin Campbell/Startraks

–Don’t be shocked if you spot Leighton Meester rocking a new hairstyle once Gossip Girl wraps its final season [The Cut]

Lady Gaga found yet another way to incorporate meat into her wardrobe, this time in the form of a corset. What will she think of next? [Huffington Post]

–Happy birthday to one of our favorite fashionistas, Nicole Richie! She turns 31 today [InStyle]

–Dream of owning a Chanel bag? Well, e-Drop Off is giving you the chance to get your hands on one at a fraction of the cost [eDrop-Off]

–Attention New Yorkers: This Saturday, spin with Good Morning America‘s Sam Champion at SoulCycle to benefit the Look Good Feel Better program, which helps women with cancer [SoulCycle]

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Blair Waldorf's Stunning Season Six 'Gossip Girl' Wardrobe

Aug/31/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Leighton Meester Gossip Girl Splash News Online; Startraks; Rex USA

Watch out S, it looks like B is trying to beat you in the wardrobe department for the final season of Gossip Girl.

Leighton Meester‘s character, Blair Waldorf, has always had a closet full of enviable designer clothes, but it was Blake Lively‘s Serena van der Woodsen who stole the spotlight with her sexy style. And while we’ve already professed our love for what Serena will be sporting in season six, Blair’s classic ladies-who-lunch looks are so beyond chic that they’re making us question who will leave the Upper East Side reigning as the best dressed.

On Wednesday while filming in New York City, the actress was snapped in a rose-printed knee-length frock teamed with a tweed cream jacket, a Valentino purse and magenta Rupert Sanderson pumps. And a day earlier while shooting on the show’s infamous Met steps, she wore a deep blue printed number, a gold-trimmed black coat and her favorite accessory: a headband.

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Chic Clicks: Leighton Meester's Latest Beauty Gig, Is Suri Cruise Modeling for J. Crew?

Aug/03/2012 at 01:30 PM ET

Leighton Meester ShoesJustin Campbell/Startraks

Leighton Meester returns as the face of Vera Wang fragrance, this time for Lovestruck Floral Rush [FashionETC.]

–Contrary to reports, Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise are not the new faces of J. Crew — sadly [Fashionista]

Rihanna‘s new British reality fashion show will feature her celeb bestie Katy Perry. Remind us why it’s only airing in the U.K. again? [ELLE]

–Fashionista Alexa Chung will make a Gossip Girl cameo. We’re surprised it took six seasons for this to happen [Styleite]

–You might want to read this before you get your weekend mani and pedi … [Refinery29]

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Leighton Meester and Vera Wang Want You to Get Swabbed

Mar/28/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

Leighton Meester
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Leighton Meester‘s latest endeavor would make Blair Waldorf proud: the actress and designer Vera Wang teamed up with DKMS, the world’s largest bone marrow donor center, to encourage people to register as donors by getting swabbed through the “Share the Love” campaign.

In conjunction with the donor drive, shoppers who make a $78 Vera Wang Lovestruck fragrance purchase at Macy’s will receive a T-shirt promoting the cause.

Meester, the face of Lovestruck, also partnered with 19-year-old blood cancer survivor Kerri Mullen to create a public service announcement on behalf of DKMS (see some behind-the-scenes footage below). Mullen, a New Jersey native, was diagnosed with leukemia in March 2008, but was saved by a bone marrow donor; now, she’s happily off at college, majoring in liberal arts.

“The only thing someone who is ill wants is to survive,” Meester says in the clip below. And considering six of 10 people in need never find a bone marrow donor, “it’s very difficult,” she adds. For more information, and to see how you can register as a donor, visit getswabbed.org.

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Eric Daman on 'Gossip Girl' Fashion: 'There Isn't One Ugly Stepchild'

Jan/30/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

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With 100 episodes — and an approximated 100,000 outfits! — there’s always been plenty of room for some Gossip Girl costume drama.

“There are a lot of Chuck outfits that are up for discussion,” wardrobe designer Eric Daman (left) admits to PEOPLE. “Some people like to take things a little too seriously,” he adds, laughing. “There isn’t one ugly stepchild out there.”

Perhaps Daman is biased; over the course of five years, he’s watched the gang graduate from a shoestring budget to show-stopping couture. Since season one, there’s been a “huge turnaround,” he explains. “The star power has definitely helped that. On the budget we have, there would be no way to do what we do.”

What Daman does do, in fact, is create characters through costumes. And he does so with conviction. When we first met Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester), she was doing a “flirty, girly thing,” which evolved into a sartorial “coat of arms” in college, comprised of structured looks from Victoria Beckham and Narciso Rodriguez. But as GG‘s resident princess evolved, she “reverted to an old world glamour,” says Daman, evidence of which is apparent in tonight’s royal wedding episode (8 p.m. EST). Tell us: Will you be watching?

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Exclusive Sneak Peek: Gossip Girl's Royal Wedding

Jan/25/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

On Monday, Gossip Girl‘s ‘Queen B’ Blair Waldorf becomes … a princess. It’s the royal wedding the whole Upper East Side is talking about — and we have an exclusive sneak peek!

In the clip above, costume designer Eric Daman talks about creating TV land’s very own royal wedding, and selecting a stunning Vera Wang gown. “[It’s] so couture but has that old-world feeling to it that makes sense for who Blair Waldorf is, becoming the Princess of Monaco,” he explains. “I think what the wedding is going to look like is going to set the bar for what the 100th episode is.”

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